Since the Supreme Court released its decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and leave abortion up to the individual states, the decision left some people uneasy about the potential to look at other court cases involving same-sex marriage and contraception.
The "South Dakota Freedom Caucus" was launched at the South Dakota Republican Party convention as a way to push the party to the right. It comes at a time where the party in the Rushmore state has become particularly divided over the course of the last several months.
South Dakota government leaders celebrated the end of abortion in South Dakota. But now, they say they want to see more laws brought on the topic, and find ways to make it easier to raise children in the state.
A record crowd at the GOP convention opted for experience in the Attorney General’s race, and for Noem’s choice in the Lieutenant Governor’s race. However, a dark horse candidate took the day in the Secretary of State race.
State Rep. Tony Randolph (R-Rapid City) is running for re-election in South Dakota State House District 35. The district covers eastern Rapid City, Box Elder, and a portion of Ellsworth Air Force Base.
Representative Scott Odenbach (R-Spearfish) is running for re-election to the South Dakota State House in District 31. District 31 is made up entirely of Lawrence County, which includes Deadwood and Spearfish in it’s limits. Odenbach faces two primary challengers; incumbent Mary Fitzgerald and Mistie Caldwell.
State Sen. David Johnson (R-Rapid City) is running for re-election to the South Dakota State Senate in District 33. District 33 is made up of portions of Pennington and Meade Counties. He faces one primary opponent, Janet Jensen.
Tim Goodwin is running for election to the South Dakota Senate in District 30. The district includes portions of Custer, Fall River, and Pennington counties. Goodwin faces one primary challenger, incumbent State Sen. Julie Frye-Mueller (R-Rapid City).
Julie Frye-Mueller is running for re-election to the South Dakota Senate in District 30. The district includes portions of Custer, Fall River, and Pennington counties. Frye-Mueller currently faces one primary challenger, current State House Rep. Tim Goodwin (R-Rapid City).
John Carley is running for the District 29 State Senate seat. The district is made up of portions of Pennington, Butte, and Meade Counties. Carley faces two primary challengers; Beka Zerbst and Dean Wink.
Beka Zerbst is running for the District 29 State Senate seat. The district is made up of portions of Pennington, Butte, and Meade Counties. Zerbst faces two primary challengers; John Carley and Dean Wink.